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I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.

Archives: June 2018

Notes From SQLSaturday Houston 2018

Various and possibly amazing notes:

  • Because I waited too long the best flight I could get was into George Bush instead of Hobby, which meant driving around (literally, on the beltway) Houston and it left at a not-so-fun 7 am on Friday.
  • I got a car from Dollar. Got the…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 28 June 2018

South Florida Vacation Notes

I extended my trip to SQLSaturday South Florida for a couple days vacation. If I’m going to drive 3-1/2 hours may as well make the most of it.

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Posted in SQLAndy on 19 June 2018

What Twitter Account Should SQLSaturday Use?

Last week PASS sent out an email saying that on June 15 all the tweets from @sqlsat would be changed to come from @sqlpass (and no more “attending” tweets”). The next day the deadline was moved to June 22 in response to feedback. You can read the official post here Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 18 June 2018

Notes on SQLSaturday South Florida 2018


  • Due to travel delays I missed the speaker dinner. I missed the chance to catch up and meet new people, but I have to admit the introvert in me enjoyed a quiet evening before a busy Saturday. That’s not to suggest that I will plan to miss more, it’s…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 18 June 2018

Notes on the May 2018 SQLOrlando Meetup

Late writing notes!

  • 55 registered, 28 attended. Not bad, and about on track for expected 50% drop. Really, 28 made for a good meeting.
  • Posted to meetup, one email out to the oPASS/MagicPASS list, so by design not doing a lot of extra messaging.
  • First meeting downtown, but strangely almost…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 11 June 2018

SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planning Update #2

Continuing the notes I wrote in Update #1, got a few more things done last week:

  • Received confirmation that the event was approved, good!
  • Logged in to the admin site and did these things (about 10 mins):
    • Set the call for speakers end date
    • Picked vegetarian as a lunch…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 5 June 2018

SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 Registration is Open

We’ve just opened up registration and the call for speakers for our 12th SQLSaturday here in Orlando. We did #1 back before we numbered them and this year we’re an astounding #801. It’s fun to watch that number keep increasing!

The call for speakers will end on July 20th. We… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 1 June 2018